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There are 10 ways to get from Perth to Belfast by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$93 - $108

Cheapest option

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$51 - $188

8 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Perth, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M8
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$80 - $100

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

$106 - $197

Bus, car ferry via Ayr, Bus Station  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Halbeath, Kingdom Services to Ayr, Town Hall 263
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$67 - $76

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$71 - $85

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$64 - $163

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$61 - $167

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$69 - $152

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Belfast City (BHD) ABZ - BHD

$90 - $293

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Perth to Belfast is to bus and car ferry which costs £50 - £60 and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Belfast is to train and fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Perth and Belfast is 159 miles.

The best way to get from Perth to Belfast without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 7 h 47 min and costs £70 - £85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from Perth to Belfast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 563+ hotels available in Belfast. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Perth to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 158.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

What companies run services between Perth, Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Perth to Belfast. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Belfast. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Perth to Belfast via Buchanan Bus Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Aberdeen to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Perth to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Perth, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Perth, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Halbeath, Kingdom Services to Ayr, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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